Sacramento German Genealogy Society
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What's New?
March 2021 Der Blumenbaum – Now posted in this website's members-only section.
Eric Kopittke presentation to be rescheduled – Halfway through the presentation we lost contact our speaker. He either lost his electricity or Internet connection. We hope to reschedule for a future meeting.
IGGP 2021 Virtual Conference – Registration is now open for the International German Genealogy Partnership's conference (July 17 to 24, 2021). Register soon and you will get the early bird discount. Posted 11 Feb 2021.
Can you trace your ancestors back to the brave and hearty Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Please check out our new Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group on the SGGS website, and join our new Facebook group!
Researching Schleswig-Holstein? – The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) is circulating the URL links to a Jan. 30 connection session on that topic (video recording, handouts). Display the links.
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere and you are frequently faced with doing time zone conversions. On the Live Webinars FAQ page, you will find an easy to use time zone converter that has be pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
SGGS Video Library Update – The four Teresa Steinkamp McMillin webinar recordings have been moved into the Video Library page located in the members-only section. In addition, permission to continue posting the videos for the other speakers is being solicited. All videos for which permission is not granted will be removed by Feb. 1st.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd ONLINE POMMERN CONNECTION SESSION of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
New links and files posted – Go to the links and files options under Resources. The new entries are denoted with a "NEW" marker. Includes many links to Prussian reearch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. And just added is a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – On Nov 10 a survey asking about interest in participating in a special interest group was emailed to all members. As of Nov. 23, 93 members have responded. SIGs would operate online using social media (Zoom, message board, blog, Facebook, etc.). If you want to discuss hosting or co-hosting a SIG, please provide your email address in the survey or contact SGGS directly.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
Mar 23
Life of Mining Families in the Ruhrgebiet, Looking for Work: Emigration from East to West in Germany
The Ruhrgebiet is a region in North Rhine-Westphalia. With industrialization during the 19th century, its rich coal deposits suddenly became in high demand. This prompted a high demand for labor and immigrants from all over Germany flocked to the region  with a promise of good jobs.   Georg Palmüller will use his personal family history to describe what life was like for immigrants in the Ruhrgebiet - what prompted them to immigrate, what work they found, how they lived and raised their families.  He will also discuss what records are available for family history research in the Ruhrgebiet and ...
May 25
Wendish Genealogical Research with Milan Pohontsch
Wends is the historical name for the Slavs who migrated to Germany around 500-1000 AD. It refers not to a homogeneous people, but to various peoples, tribes or groups depending on where and when it was used. In the modern day, communities identifying as Wendish exist in not just Germany but in such places as Texas and Australia,.   Wendish genealogical research is a lot like German research, with just a few additional language-specific add-ons. This class will mainly concentrate on these add-ons. Listeners who already know the basics of German research will easily absorb the additional peculiarities of Wendish research. ...
Jul 17
2021 International German Genealogy Conference
Theme: “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Germeinsam Forschen. This new format will allow both passionate genealogists and expert speakers from around the world – including many from our partner organizations in Germany – to attend and participate. Will you be one of them?   Go to the information and registration page